1998 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

What does it say about a car that generates so many reliability complaints and yet still manages to be the top-selling brand of its automaker? More precisely, what does it say about the other cars this automaker offers? The 1998 Pontiac Grand AM is an affordable four-door sedan or two-door coupe that has an adequately kicky engine and attractive styling, but has suffered from a series of unaddressed problems.
No changes for 1998, as the Grand Am prepares to unveil its fifth generation cars in the coming year. Both the SE and GT sedan and coupe come standard with a 2.4-liter, Twin Cam, 150-hp I4 or an optional 3.1-liter, 155-hp V6. A 5-speed manual is standard on the I4, a 4-speed automatic on the V6 (or optional on the I4). With the auto tran comes standard traction control. Other standard features across the line include ABS brakes, dual front airbags, air conditioning, interior consoles, and an anti-theft system.

For such a long list of complaints about the 1998 Grand Am, it's hard to see why it is GM's top selling car, but there seem to be many owners who love its deceptively sporty styling, responsive acceleration power, and a pricetag and gas mileage that make it an inexpensive car to own. That is, if you don't experience the myriad of mechanical difficulties other 1997 Grand Am owners complain about, most notably with the alternator, intake manifold leaks, and easily worn brake pads. Though drivers like the roomy trunk and the way the dash is laid out, others complain that cheap plastic parts break off too easily and the seats are too body-hugging to be comfortable on long trips.

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Rough Idle Intermittently

I have a 1998 grand am that will suddenly start idling rough now and then , if I can gun it in neutral it jumps to 4000 rpm then slowly goes back to normal , no check engine light

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My Car Still Overheats Even After We Have Done Just About Everything There ...

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Battery

Hi can i use a cllena battery disconnect to kill my battery? I have to disconnect my battery often would like to do so without going under the hood. So can i use this for my car?

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Parking Lights

My parking lights stay on when car is off i have to unplug my battery evertime i park. What can the problem be?

11 views with 9 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

Ding Ding

When i take the key out the ignition it makes the ding noise as if its still there... Do i need a new switch?

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